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MtkM ?8E? I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,230.
RICHMOND, VA., SATTTKDAY, MAY 2, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMt?Y OF DAY'S NEWS
?WASHINGTON, May i,-Forecnst for
Saturday and Sutidny.
Virginia and North Carolina?Fair Sat?
urday ami Sunday i warmer Sunday, light
to fresh northeast, winds,? becoming south?
In direct contrast to Thursday, yosier
flay wu.< almost like a winter day, T.hurs
diy tho morcury climbed to 80 In tho.ttibrj,
but yesterday, the highest figure reached
was 07 and (ho,lowest 48. Overcoats woru
much Inevldtmce last night.-Fair weather
is predicted for to-day; to-morrow It will
too warmer, ?.
STATIO OF THE 'THERMOMETER.
??. M.,. ?4
12'M; .......,,..;.?.CO '
:? i'. m.;. oo
C P, M. 57
8 ?? M.....48
12 midnight. 48
Average .,.; ,63 1-0
Highest temperature ? yesterday. 71,
Lowest temiieratiii'c yesterday. f?2
Mean tempi?ratino yesterday,......;.. 02
Normal temperature for May.,....07
HeparliU'o from normal temperature.. 05
Precipitation during past 24 hours.... 00
Mav 2, 1603.
Bun rl'ie.?.S:ir, I HIGH TIDE.
Bun sets. 0:50 1 Morning.8:23
Moon sets,,..12:00 | Evening.9:03
Fund started for the relief of tho West
Point, sufferers-?Forty-seven structures
burned at. West Point, entailing a loss of
inore than $150,000-William ?. Doverldgo
In extremis-Y. M. C. A. expresses Itself
on Mr; McNutt's utterances-Word? of
?liaise for the Wednesday Club-Capitol
luildlng pronounced in the Senate to bo/
? a dangerous condition-Reflection
vnado on a committee In tho House-At?
tempt to prolong the session of the Leg?
islature?-Joseph Jefferson announces
Mint he will not leave tho stage
??.Four negroes escape from the new city
Jail??-Lawyer charged with striking a
physician?Annual sermon to the Oak
wood Association to-morrow night-Sons
of' Confederate Veterans name sponsors
to New Orleans-Cap?tol repair plans are
In a muddle-Death of a loved sister of
charity-Slow work of legislator?; dlf
llculf to get a quorum together?-Fears
that a well known former Rlchmonder
has perished ln Honduras-Number of
saloon? closed by the high licenses-?
Board "of Aldermen concurs In the liquor
license ordinance-Fine lecture before
Kpworth Leaguers-Handsome residence
In the .county burned-Confederate Ba?
zaar tn close to-night, MANCHESTER
-Trains collide?, engines damaged, but
iio one Injured?Citizens pleased at se?
curing transfers?Mrs. Smyth Improving
??A benefit entertainment-Services to?
Two young girls from Richmond, who
had run a way from .home, arrested ln .Pe?
tersburg-City of Petersburg buys !::? old
? per cent, bonds-Mann bill close? jriii
? v?vanla distilleries-Railroad changes In
irI.?atol-Liquor men's petitions In Wind?
sor-A Mecklenburg district goes dry
Lako Drummond water suit-Fire In
West Norfolk?rCaso In Loudoun over
jfenulnencs;? of a signature-Mother
patches runaway sixteen-year-old boy at
ftoxbury-Carpenters nt Newport News
quit work-i?Shooting affair In Flttsylva
nla-Gavel from China for Kssembiy In
Lexington-Silk mills In Frederlcksburg
to. be enlarged-Dlnwlddlc goes dry?:?
Liquor licenses In Accomae-?. H. Wells
resigns sh Commonwealth's attorney In
rheeterJleld-Attempted suicide In Win?
chester-Groom in Frederick walks twen?
ty-seven miles to hemarrled-J. E, Mcli?.
nls. of the University of Virginia, won, In?
tercollegiate oratorical contest at Ashland.
Marriage??-A. J. McPherson and Miss
Kmma Woods In Portsmouth; Willie Go
win and ?Miss Martha Williams at Bow
lor's Wnhrf; J. W. Smith and Miss Effle
M, Hargrove In Frodortcloburg; John
Ttoyco nnd Mies Florence Hastings In Cape.
Charles, Edward Young and Miss Willie
Card Well In King William; Hampton Erb
?and Miss Elizabeth Bromley at Berryvlllo.
?Deaths-George W. Kuhncrt ln Bristol;
A. M. Rogers at Big Stone Gap; Harry
LImpscomb at Orange; Miss Kate Ken
lion In Chnrlottesvlll?; Colonel Tlmollan
fitnlth in Louisa; L. A. Carter In Caroline;
Mrs. J. F. Booth In Frederick.
Gold medal for tho best essay on tho
relation of the nations offered University
students-Colonel John S. Cunningham
calls a farmers' convention to meet In
Raleigh on July 29th-Sheriff at Fayette?
vllle Indicted on report of grnnd Jury on
condition of the Jail and Is acquitted.
'Virginians to have a prominent place
In tho parade In St. Louis to-day-Inter?
national day was celebrated yesterday and
speeches wero made by ministers from
France and Spain-King Edward receiv?
ed In Paris with loud acclaim-Senor
Arditi, great composer, who owed his In
pplrntlon to his Richmond wile, died yes?
terday in England-Owing to decision In
Alabama cuso It Is thought that John S.
Wise will abandon further prosecution of
Ihe fight against Virginia's new Constitu?
tion-Russian student, who was Impris?
oned on an Island, has mude his escape
lo Honolulu-Child-labor bill went Into
effect ln South Carolina on yesterday
Courier who robber express safe, distri?
buted the money among .his friends, and
most of It has been tecovored-Black?
smith Rlos, who* claimed divine origin
and prophetic powers, has boon captured
..?Postmaster-General says that tho
resignation of General Superintendent
Machen will not be asked-All fruit In
Central Western Btotcs killed and crops
damaged by cold weather-Massacres of
Bulgarians and Macedonians foared n.s
result of the disorders attendant upon
attempts at reform Inaugurated by the
Sultan-Stock market was dull and nar
rov>?-Bradai reefs Revlow of Trade
gives promising outlook-Julia M. was
prohibitive favorite at Jamaica track, but
thlid was best place sho could fill at the
finish-Outsiders got most of tho money
nt Cumberland Park,
HAVING A HARD TIME
The prospects ot the passage ot the
penitentiary appropriation bill, adding
$30,000 more to tho $180,000 already ap?
propriated, nre not the brightest Im?
aginable, Tho bill Is now before the
Sonate on its third reading. Mr. Opie,
Mr. Byars and others Indicated their op-?
?position to tho proposition on the floor?
Thursday, ami owing to this opposition
nnd tho small attendance adjournment
Wiia had without action on the bill, it
Will ? require- twenty-one votes for It to
pass the Senate, and with the poor at
tendance of members this number will not
be easy to secure. Then It must run tho
gauntlet of the House, and here, too,
thero will bo opposition, Tho passage of
tho bill will make $230,000 appropriated for
the construction of tho now cieli building.
SECRETARY HAY WRITES
A GRACEFUL NOTE
(ily A?noi!ittK?u Prime.)
WASHINGTON, D. C? May "..-Secre?
tary Hay has made a graceful acknowl?
edgment of Russia's statement of her
purposes relative to Manchuria, Involving
(-.i?r repudiation of .sinister designs In that
Tho Secretary's note, addressed to Count
Cassini, expresses regret that there should
hayo been oven a temporary misconcep?
tion or doubt as to Russia's position in
Will Ride in Tally-Ho
Near the Front.
IN H?OH SILK HATS
AND RICH BADGES
Site Has Been Selected for
the Virginia Building.
TO RAISE BIO FUND
Commissioners Determine to Get the
560,000 for the Building by Popu
Subscription.and Captain Baker
. Has Headed List?Lleut.
Governor Willard Lost
(Special From a Staff Correspondent.) *
BT. LOUInl, MO., May l.-Vlrglnm will
cut her gn-ntest figure In the exercises
Incident to the dedication of the Louis?
iana Purchase Exposition to-morrow,
when Governor Willard and party will
ride In a tally-ho coach In the Governor's
parade as guests of the city of St. Louts.
A proud Virginia flag will wave at, head
of the coach, and the entire party will
wear rich Virginia badges and high silk
The day ?? set apart for a parade-of the
Governors of various States and their
staffs and parties, and Governor Willard
has been given a distinguished position
near the head of the column. Tho ! Vir?
ginia party will embrace Governor Wil?
lard, .General Fltzhugh Lee, Colonel Ro?
bert B. Leo, Jr., tho Virginia commis?
sioners to tho St. 'Louis Exposition, Di?
rector-General Lowenborg,? of the Exe?
cutive Committee of the Jamestown Ex?
position, and Messrs. Thomas P.. Love,
secretary to Governor "Willard, and C. A.
Boyce, staff correspondent of" The Times
This has been lnternaUo?ial. day, an*
/was given Up largely to the diplomatie
corps, several of whom' i?ade speeches
commending the exposition at the liberal
arti building, .
The Virginians took advantage of the
diversity in tho programme In order to
see something of the city, nnd In charge
of Colone! Lee they drove over many
of Its principal thoroughfares. The com?
missioners on the part of Virginia to-day
selected a site for their State building,
and It Is one of the most Imposing on tho
entire exposition grounds.
It will be recalled that the bill making
the appropriation for Virginia, forbids
that any of the money set apart.' be used
for buildings, and the commissioners at
once started a movement to raise J50.WO
for the purpose by private subscription.
Captain W. W. Baker, of Chesterfield,
one of the assistant commissioners, headed
the list with a handsome figuro, nnd all
are confident that the amount will be
forthcoming. The Jamestown Exposition
Executive Committee have decided to.
remain over until to-morrow night and
return to Virginia In Governor Wlllard's
party, nnd tho paseenger agent of the
Big Pour route this afternoon very kind1
ly tendered Governor Willard his private
car In which to make the return trip.
LOST THEIR HATS.
Mr. IT. P. Hawes, tho D?mocratie boss
of St. Louis, to-day got hold of the Vir?
ginia delegation, nnd gave them royal
troatment, Mr. Alvah ? H. Martin, the
Fusion Republican leader, of Norfolk
county, was In the, party as a member
of the Jamestown Exposition Executive
Committee, nnd he enid afterwards that
Mr. Hawes could give him lessons in the
business of training political forces.
This has been one of the greatest hat
losing trips ever made out of Richmond.
Governor Willard lost his hat on the
train, and had to make a purchase In
Indianapolis, and Captain W. W. Baker
has been put to the expense of replacing
a $lf> one since his nrrlval horo. Governor
Willard entertained his' guests at the
Olympic Theatro at a box pnrty lnrf?
night. ^ C. ?. B.
Foreign Diplomats Address American
Audience at St. Louis,
(Hy ArnocIiiipiI Pruna.)
BT. LOUIS, MO? May 1.?Like a calm
after a storm was International Day,
compared with "Dedication Day," which
(Continued on Bovnth Page.)
ARE UNEASY ABOUT
F. M. PARKER, JR.
His Friends Fear He Has Per?
ished in the Honduras
The Richmond friends of Mr. F. M.
Tarker, Jr.. formerly of this city, but
for some years residing 'in Honduras,
uro somewhat uneasy concerning him,
since he luis not been heard from for
some months. H^ has heretofore kept
hi regular communication with friends
in the city, but gome months ago he be?
came involved in the revolution which
disturbed that ronubllo,
His long silence, following the knowl?
edge of his connection with the revolu?
tionary movement, lead his friends to
fear that ho has been killed or has dieu
of disenso In his adopted home, Mr.
Parker is well and widely known In.. Ibis
city, For some years he was eonnoetiSd
with The Times Company In the capa?
city of secretary and treasurer.
PUND STARTED POR STRICKEN WEST POINT.
The disaster which befell West Point yesterday morning, when the
homes of hundreds of her people were swept away by the flames, is an
occur ranee which has awakened the sympathy of every community in the
State, and efforts are now being made to raise a fund as speedily as possible
to relieve the sufferings of those who have lost their all.
The Times-Dispatch will take especial pleasure in receiving, acknowl?
edging and turning over to those authorized to receive them any funds that
may be sent to it.
Mr. Frank C. Bostock, of the Bostock Shows, started the good work
last night in a substantial manner by turning over to the Times-Dispatch
his check for two hundred and fifty dollars.
He further agreed to donate to the West Point sufferers the entire
receipts from his show on May fitti, which will be known as " West Point
Day." In order to be able to give this benefit, the show will remain in
Richmond until May 18th.
The people of West Point will shortly hold a mass-meeting, at which a
committee will be appointed to receive donations.
The situation of many in the, town is exceedingly distressing, and all
contributions will be welcome. All who can are urged to send in their
contributions as soon as possible in order that speedy relief may be afforded.
VIVE LE ROI
Frenchmen Cheer the Visiting
A Few Discordant Shouts Were Heard,
but the Prevailing Sentiment Was
Strongly Friendly?Half a Mil?
lion People Along Line.
(Br Associated Prcas.)
(PARIS, May 1.?King Edward arrived
here this afternoon and was accorded a
hearty reception by Republican France.
His Majesty's .welcome at the. Dauphin
railroad station by President Loubet and
the chief officers of state, and his drive
through the avenues; the.Bols de Bologne
and tl?e Champs Blyse? presented a suc?
cession of brilliant spectacles. Every?
where the populace gave the King an en?
thusiastic reception, the demonstrations
at the Place de. l'Etoile" and the Place
dc In Concorde becoming tumultuous.
King Edward showed tho keenest appre?
ciation of French good-will. Only scat?
tered shouts of "Fashoda" and "ICruger"
were heard, and they were lost In the
tremendous volume of demonstrative ap?
Vast crowds filled the boulevards from
the early hoUrs, people struggling to gain
the vantage points along the route to bo
used by the royal procession.
On the square fronting the railroad ota
tlon was a surging mass of humanity. A
detachment of the First Cuirassiers kept
back tho crowds. The front of the station
was draped with crimson and gold hang?
ings, and the Interior wns transformed
into a superb reception room, hung with
gobelin tapestry, wliii crimson and gold
furnishings,' and decorated with flowers
and plants, On the balcony was sta?
tioned the band of tho Republican Guard.
President Ixmbot, surrounded \)y the
Cabinet ministers, the presidents of the
Senate and Chamber of Deputies, the
doputles, the grand commander of the
Legion of Honor, tho military aide of
the military dignitaries and the diplo?
mat corps, presented an imposing appear?
As the train entered the station tho
trumpots sounded a royal salute and the
band played "God Save the King." King
Edward descended from his car and ad?
vanced slowly and alone, smiling and sa?
luting. He wore the scarlet uniform of a
British field marshal, his chapeau topped
by waving red and white plumes and his
breast adorned with various Insignia, in?
cluding the cross of .the Legion ot Honor.
President Loubet stepped forward and
grasped the King's hand?. The meeting
between the Sovereign and the Presldont
was cordial, nlmost demonstrative. M.
Loubet welcomed the King to France, and
the King expressed his thanks for tho
splendid manifestation In his honor. King
Edward and the members of his party en?
tered state carriages, with gorgeously
clad postillions and out-rlders, and, es?
corted by a roglmont of cuirassiers, drove
to the British Embassy. Tlio routo of the
pKicesslon was through the beautiful ave?
nue du Bole do Bologne and tho Avenue
des Champs Elys?e, arched with chestnut
trees In full bloom. The lowering clouds
which mnrkod the earlier part of the
day bad broken up, and tho sun came
The avenues were lined with solid ranks
of dragoons, cuirassiers, horse artillery,
field batteries and Infantry, guns, helmets
and other trappings gloaming In the sun?
light. Behind these martial walls the
people were banked, and all the trees,
windows and balconies and housetops
wero orowdod with spectators. It wns
estimated that half a million people wero
gathered alone the line. At the Are Ue
Triomphe the scene was inspiring, with
the long Une of.soldiery and a host of
waving banners, and succeeding bands
taking up "God Save the King."
The President and the King were con?
stantly proclaimed aa -they passed through
the Uno of soldiers. Among, the populace
occasionally discordant shouts wore
heard, but the prevailing sentiment was
BATTERY OF GREAT GUNS.
When the cortege reached the Place da
la Concorde, a battery of Kreat guns crash?
ed forth a. royal salute. Kins Edward
alighted at the British Embassy on tho
Rue du Faubourg St. Honoro, where
apartments had been prepared for him,
Including a throne room, furnished from
tho art treasures of Ihe Broglia? palace.
Above the embassy, transformed Into a
palace, the Royal standard wns raised. Tho
Rue du Faubourg St. Honore was densely
packed and the crowds continuously pro?
claimed His Majesty.
After a brief rest at the' embassy, King
Edward' proceeded with ap, escu??* of
cuirassiers to .the Elysce Palnco, where
ho was received by President Loubet.
They remained together alone for some
timo. When the King was on his way
?.o the Elyseo, the crowds continued their
Paris to-day was glu-en up to elabo?
rate festivities,' the government encour?
aging fetes similar to those of the 14th of
July. The boulevards were-ablaze with
colored electric arches and artlstlo de?
vices symbolic of royalty. Many Ameri?
can flags were displayed, and the United
States consulate was gay with bunting.
To-night the city, of Paris presented a
fairy-like spectacle. ' The facade of the
Opira was aglow- with a myrald of lights,
the Column' Vend?me was alight, and
along . the boulevards arches displaying
flaming crowns nnd ? other, devloes wel?
coming King Edward. The streets were
blocked with a good natured crowd. Pres?
ident Loubet proceed to the British Em?
bassy at 8? o'clock,; and escorted King Ed?
ward through the crowded streets to the
Theatre Fran?aise. Tho entire theatre was
occupied by Invited guests of the gov?
ernment, and the audience was mado up
of tho foremost men and women of
Franco. Upon ,? arriving at the theatre,
King Edward passed In tho foyer to chat
with Prince Murat and? other old friends.
The audience arose to Its feet as the
King and the President entered the pre?
sidential box on the right of''the
proscenium. King Edward wore eve?
ning drena, nnd seemed keenly to enjoy
ESCAPES TO HONOLULU
(By As?elitted Press.*.
HONOLULU, May 1.?The Japanese
liner Nippon Morn, which arrived from
the Orient to-day, had among her pas?
sengers a Russian exile named Ivan von
Bonlnsky, recently escaped from Sagalln
Island. Ho boarded the vessel at Yokii
homa as a stowa??'ay. When discovered
he said he was the son of a wealthy resi?
dent of St. Petersburg. Whllo a. student
at a military college, ho was eon'i'leted of.
rioting, and, with a number of others, ws,i
sent to Sagalln Island. Here two of them
had died before Von Bonlnsky. with an?
other student, made his escape.
On hearing hi.?,' story tho pasengers on
the Nippon Maru purchased a first-class
passage for him to this port. Pie will Join
tho Russian colony, near Htlo.
MASSACRES MAY BE
RESULT OF DISORDERS
(By Associated Press.)
CONSTANTINOPLE. May 1.?A state
of siege has been proclaimed at Sal?nica
and extraordinary military precautions
have been ordered everywhere In the Em?
pire, as It Is anticipated that anarchistic
outrages similar to those perpetrated here
yesterday may be attempted at Constan?
tinople and elsewhere. Tho greatest In?
dignation has been aroused.
The action of the Macedonia Committee
ln encouraging attacks on foreign prop?
erty was evidently with the intention of
provoking the Intervention of the powers.
It Is feared the outrages may lead to mas?
sacres of Macedonians and Bulgarians by
Mussulmans, who are In a state of dan
HAS BEEN CAPTURED
Blacksmith, Who Claimed Di?
vine Origin and Headed In?
surrection. Atay Be Tried.
(By AHsoclated Prose.)
MANILA, May 1.?Governor Cailles of
Laguna province, and a party of vol?
unteers yesterday captured R?os, the fa?
natical Filipino leader in that part of the
Island of Luzon.
Rloa 'was formerly a blacksmith of
Tayabas, and claimed to be of divine
origin, He attracted many followers,
started an Insurrection which the con?
stabulary suppressed, Ho Hod to the
mountains and lator claimed the title of,
"Pope of .Luzon,'' and also asserted ho
was a prophet.
Governor Cnfilos captured Rlos In' the
disguise tho later had worn when ap?
pearing as n "prophet." He la said to
bo guilty of many crimes, and probably
Will bo tried for murder.?
A fanatical Moro attacked an outpost
at Camp Vicars. Island of Mlnuanaa, and
wounded thrao soldiers before he was
Captain Pershlng, In oornand at Camp
Vicars, IS preparing to lead a column
around the east shore of I.ajto Lanno,
Opposition Js expected.
. Major-General Davis.has gone to Den
?not to confer with Governor Taft con?
cerning the government' for the Moros,
The Insurgent movement at Mlsnnils,
Mindanao, has collapsed. About two hun?
dred of tho most active have surrendered,
and returned to tbe towns und their v?.
AT HIS BEST
Years Sit Lightly on the Much
NOT TO LEAVE THE STAGE
Announced to a Cheering Audience Last
Night That He Had No Idea of Re?
tiring While He Kept His
Joseph Jefferson, dearer to the hearts
of the peoplo than any actor upon the
stage to-day, nnd especially so In Rich?
mond^ with which Ills early associations
at the most memorable period in tho
city's history.have Inseparably connected
him, appeared at.tho Academy last.night
In thi most distinctive creation that tho
stage has known In half a century, "Rip
Van-Winkle." An audience such as only
gathers. at the Academy when Jefferson
appears filled the playhouse from or?
chestra to the topmost tier In the gallery.
In this audience /wore mon nnd women
who seldom go to tho theatre, and who
only on rare occasions, such as that of
last evening, aro drawn within the walls
of a playhouse. Not a few came from
tho nearby counties, men probably who
looked upon It as a duty as well as a
pleasuro to again witness tho fine old
actor tn his greatest creation, availing
themselves, as they probably thought, of
what might be their lust opportunity.
And In this connection, it may bo well
to mention Mr. Jefferson's curtain speech,
which bo made after the first act. He
said that the press, no doubt in th*
kindest spirit, had of lato misrepresented
him In regard to his Intentions as to a
further career upon tlio stage. The actor
said that he had no intention of retiring
very shortly, and that he would continue
to appear upon the stage as long as ho
enjoyed his present good health. Ho had
heard that when people spoke of him.
thoy often said: "You had better see htm
now." Intimating that he would soon pass
away. While ho appreciated the feeling
townrd himself which prompted them to
such remarks, ho would, of course, rather
hoar them In connection with some' one
else. At present ho did not feel that
j tho parting was so near at hand, and he
hoped to appear many more timas before
jiiMt such an audience as that which was
thoro beforo him. Tho applause which fol?
lowed those remarks bore testimony thnt
the audlenco heartily echoed this wish,
Of Mr. Jefferson's production of "Rip
Vnn Winkle'' there Is nothing ?now to
be said. It Is a part o? the very history
of the stage, nnd Is probably more fa?
miliar to peoplo nil over the country
than .anything elso pertaining to the ?
tliontre. To the nudlonco last nl<tht It
was simply like renewing acquaintance
with a dear old friend, B. C,
MR. W. ? BEVERIDGE
THOUGHT TO BE DYING
Mr. William II. (Beveridge, a well
known attorney of this city, is now lying
critically 111 nt his homo In Barton
Heights. He hns been ill for two weeks,
nml Is now regarded as In extremis, Ho
Ih suffering fron) a complication of dls
onses, which up to this time have de
fled successful treatment. Dr. J. Allison
Hodges, nu eminent physician, was yes
tenlny called Into consultation In the
ense. Mr. Beveridge has heen a citizen
of Richmond and a practicing nttorney
for mnny years,
ALL FRUIT KILLED
AND CROPS INJURED
(By Aaanelntol Press I
CINCINNATI. OHIO, May l.-Tho
iTlnies-Star has received telegram? to?
day from all parts of Ohio, Indlnna, Ken?
tucky and Wost Virginia, roportlng mat
tho frosts of last night have klllod all
kinds of fruit and seriously affected some
WALKED 27 MILES
TO HIS MARRIAGE!
(Special to Tho Tlmes-DIspatch.)
WINCHESTER, VA., May t.-Wllllam
Grady and 'Miss Margaret Dunlmp wore
married nt Brucelown by Rev. D. Feut
slor. Tho groom walked from his homo up
In the mountains, a dlstanco of twenty
sovon miles, to the home of hla bride on
| the in?rnlUir "* 1,ls marriage
BY A FAIR
Senor Arditi Owed His
Fame to His Wife.
DEATH IN ENGLAND
OF GREAT COMPOSER
His Wife Was Miss Virginia
Warwick of This City.
PRETTY STORY OF SONG
WHICH MADE A FUROR
"Il Bacio" Was Composed for Plccolo?
mlnl, and the Words Written by a
Friend of Composer on Sug?
gestion of Madame Arditi.
By PAUL LAMBETH.
(Special Cablo to The ' Tlmes-DIspatch.)
LONDON, May. 1.?Senor Lugl Arditi,
tho famous composer and baton, who for
many years was musical director of Her
Majesty's Theatre, who died at Hove,
near Brighton to-day, though a born mil?
steal leader,' should probably havo never
been known as a composer, but .for his
beautiful American wife, Miss Virginia
Warwick,, of Richmond; Va., who in?
spired lilm to most of his famous com
The story of the? writing of "x\ liaclo."
the waltz with which Ardl's namo le ?as?
sociated In the minds, of hundreds of
thousands who have nen'oi? seen the com?
poser, Is? interesting. It was In 1S59 that
ho first conoelvod the well known melody.
One evening,' '.alter'-'.' dinner, at the
Queens Hotel, Manchester, he sat down
to the piano and his fingers strayed al
'most unconsciously over the notes. He
played a lltt?o air to himself and Plcco
lonilnl. who : was ;ehattlng to Madame
Arditi, looked up quickly and said: "What
Is that you aro, playing? It la charming.
Please noto it down ?r. you "will forget
It." Ardili did so on nn old .envelope;
merely jotting down a few notes and then
thrust the paper Into his pocket. ?
SAVED PRECIOUS. SLIP.
Plccolomlnl: had gono to America In
the meantime, and Arditi had promised
that ho would compose a song for her to
sing at the' first concert In England on
her return from the United States, Plcco?
lomlnl was nt the point of returning, and
th? sortg had not been composed. His
wife diad fortunately taken car? of tho
precious : slip of paper containing the
notes. The words wore wrltton for him
the very day on which he began to ar?
range the muslo.
. A high baritone, named Aldlghlerl, and
a' very excellent singer to boot, wa3 prac?
ticing with him ono morning, and Arditi
told him that he wns groatly In need of
words for his song.
"I will write you some verses? if you will
give mo'nn Idoa." he answered prompt?
ly. VWhat subjoct would you like?"
Madame Arditi, who was sitting at the
other end of the room, answered ore her
husband had time to think of anything,
and said: "Why not wrlto about a kiss?
There's a good subject for you."
Aldlghlerl thought tho Idea an excellent
one, and forthwith sot to work and wroto
the words of "11 Bacio," which htwe since
become famous. "Il Bacio" was first sung
nt Brighton by Plccolomlnl In 1SC0, and
created a furoro. Arditi rocolvod only fifty
pounds for tbo work, though tho ?pub?
lisher* madu thousands.
OWED ALL TO AMERICA.
Arditi was born at Croscantlno, Pied?
mont, Italy,. In 1822, and received his mu?
sical education at tho Conservatory of
Milan. He spent ten years of his Ufo In
America. He nlways snld that he owed
everything to America from his wife to
Ills fame, nnd his famous opera "La Spia"
Is founded on Fenlmoro Cooper's novel;
"The Spy." Ho was known and admired
In every metropolis of Europe, and was
decorated by the Sultan with the order
of tho MedJIdlo, Ho swung hie baton at
the dohut of many famous singers. Among
others, Mmo, Nevada, Mme. Nordica and
Adelina Patti, who sent lilm a beautiful
pr?sent on his eightieth birthday last
THE ESCAPE OF <
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Make Their Way to Freedom
Through a Defective Cellar
Cap at the City Jail.
Nothing baa as yet been heard or seen
of the four "trusties" who esonped from
the 'new city Jail on Thursday night.
Every effort Is being made by the police
department and the City Sergeant to re?
capture the men,
They were Oakney Davis, who had
served four months of a sU'-nionthe' torni;
Thomas Hasklns, five months of a year's
term; Thomas Johnson, four'months of
a year's torni; William Knight, eight
months of a year's torni.
The men wero employed aa cooks and
cleaners, and were allowed moro privi?
leges than other prisoners, and were not
locked up until S o'clool?. When thu four
trusties' failed to show up, an Immediate
search was made, and tho manner of
their escape wae discovered.
The b.-usemeut of tlio Jail Is about four?
teen feet below the surface of Marshall
Street, where twO coal sbutea nie located.
Immediately beneath ojia of the coni
holes wore two barrels, across which wua
placed a beard, and upon this board 'a
step-ladder was placed, which reached to
Four Blocks Are Swept
by the Flames.
THE LOSS WILL BE
A VERY HEAVY ONE
Will Probably Exceed ????
Hundred and Fifty Thousand
TH? INSURANCE IS NOT j
SUFFICIENT TO COVERJ
A Complete List of the Structurel
Burned, Which Included the Post- \
office, a Hotel and a Newspaper \
Plant?Origin of the Fire is ;,, j
Not Known?Hold a
Few, If any, conflagrations ln recent
years hayo made more havoc, devastateli,
and laid waste more property, rendered?
more people homeless and more nearly'
wrecked a thriving city at an unfortunate ?
season than the Uro which yesterday]
morning visited West Point, on the South-'1
ern Railway, at the mouth o? York?
Elver. The growing, almost booming,,
town to-day finds Itself plunged into tha:
depths of despair, as a result of the blase,'
but the Indomitable spirit of Its citizens
has already, been manifested, and the city
will be rebuilt as hastily ? and substan?
tially as money and good Judgmont can
Tho devastated area Is covered by four
solid squares of business houses, bounded
by Sixth, Eighth, D.and.E Streets, Thit? ".
constitutes the. very heart of the city,
and, barring a saloon or two, not a single
.vestige of a . business hou3o remains to
tell the tale.
The Loss Heavy.
FICty people, all men and women of
families,, are sufferers from the blaze,
and, wero tho loss equally apportioned,;
each wouldsustain a damage of iifc?xly
?H,PO0. AU told, and based upon on esti?
mate of the leading Insurance and real
eitato man of West Point, the loss will'
aggregate In the sum total $158,ti?p. Anil;
these figures are based upon what" may be.,
regarded as a conservative estimate of
the worth of the burned district.
. United States Marshal Morgan Treat,
well known In Richmond, Is among the
losers, and ho will suffer, to the extent,
ot fully ?8,000, the figures being based
upon a statement given by him to Th?
Times-Dispatch while the fire was yet
raging. Since then -ho-has seen no rea?
son to alter hie calculations, but has an?
nounced his determination to undertake
the reconstruction of the destroyed build?
It may be understood that the total losa
Is not covered by one-third of its real
value, and many heretofore, prosperou??
pooplo to-day find themselves practically.
penniless, at any rate, ''land poor,"
The Buildings Burned.
The following Is a list of the sufferers,
with their estimated loss and Insurance:'??-.
Owens and Company, groceries, anil
Southern Express Agenoy,, two-storj
j frame structure, tho second floor occupied
by the Junior Order of American Me?
d?anles; loss to, including building, $3,000,
Two-story, frame dwelling ana store?
house, occupied by P. Huloher as meal
market and residence, and owned by P,
E. Hughos; loss on building, $2.600; in?
sured fot~-?l,000; loss to stock, ?1,000; In?
Mrs. M. G. Trice, loss on building and
stock, $500; no Insurance.
Charles Clarke, barber shop, thr? .
chairs; loss, $200; no Insurance.
Two-story frame building, property of
Mrs. J. >R, Gavan and occupied by ?.
Smlthors, Jewelor; loss or. building, $1,500:
loss on stock, $1,000.
Two-story.. frame building, proerty of
Hansford Anderson, and occupied by
Henry Corr as resldonce for himself and
family; loss , on building, $3,600; loss to
household goods, $1,000; no Insurance
Two-story, brick building, owned by
MorvlU and Cabe, and used by them as
a department store; Ipss to building, $p.0OO;
loss to stock, ?25,000. Both were partially
Insured, but the loss will be heavy.
Morgan Treat's Hotel.
Old Grove Hotel owned by Morgan.
Treat, Richmond, and occupied by Hans
ford Anderson aa residence, a two-story,
frame structure; loss to building, $3,M0;
furniture and household goods saved.
Ono-story Iron-front building, owned by
Morgan Treat, and occupied as postonica
and drug store; loss to building, $1,500,
with $?500 insurance; loss to stock, un?
Two-story, frame building, owned by
Mis. Fannie E. Bngby, and occuplet|. by,
Hill Grocery Company; loss to building,
$2,600; insurance, $1.000; loss to stock,
$,",000; no lnsuranco.
J. Ilesa and Son, two-sto?y. frame
structure, occupied by them as a depart?
ment store; total loss to building and
stock, $26,000; Insurance, $13,000.
Isaac I.evinson, two-story (rame build?
ing, o?vned by Hansford Anderson, occu?
pied as a clothing store; loss on building,
$2,500; Insurance, $1,600; loas to stock,
?15,000; Insurance, $5,000.
J, it. Covan estate, frame building, oc?
cupied by Outhr|e-Wa|cott Company,
butchers and general store; loss to build?
Ing, $2,600; Insurance, $1,000; loss to atonie,
Large, two-story, frame building, owned
by Morgan Treat, and occupied by Mrs.
O. E. Peiklueon as boarding-house;' |o?s
to building, ?1,800; insurance, $1,000; loss
to household good*, ?SOO; no Insurance.
Two-story frame building, owned by
s II. thiuit; lose to building, ?3,000; In?
suranca, $1,000; loss to coutenti:, $l.CO0;
Tenement house, owned by Ef. Wilkin?
son ami ooeupled; loss to building, 53.500;
Insurance, $1,000. '
Three-story frame building, owned by
B. Wllklntson and known ? Robert?
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